1+ months

NIF&PS - Computer Control Systems Operator

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for an Electronics Technologist/Sr. Electronics Technologist to serve as the Computer Control Systems Operator/Sr. Computer Controls System Operator responsible for the operational support of control systems software, databases, networks, and hardware required to perform successful laser shots at the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) directorate. You will develop, test, troubleshoot, evaluate, operate, and maintain software supporting large computer-based control systems. This will require interaction with all subsystem operators, engineers, engineering associates, and other technologists. This position interacts with all levels of management both within and outside the NIF & Photon Sciences Directorate.

NIF is a 24/7 operational facility and will require working a 12-hour shift, 3 days one week and 4 days the next. This schedule consists of 10 hours of regular pay plus 2 hours of overtime, with shift differential pay for night shift. Shifts may include weekends and holidays. Some work will occur in radiological environments. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

In this role you will

  • Acquire detailed understanding of the structure, operation and deployment plans of the Integrated Computer Controls system (ICCS)and Shot Data System (SDS) suite of software applications supporting the setup and analysis of laser experiments, while following policies and procedures.
  • Working in the NIF control room, provide general technical support including responsibility for the start and stop of Integrated Computer Controls System (ICCS) software processes, executing NIF shot checklists, monitoring the health of ICCS and additional software supporting the set-up and analysis of laser shots, monitoring network and server health, performing basic hardware troubleshooting, documenting problems/ changes, gathering and analyzing data for developers to resolve software related issues.
  • Provide computer-based support for thick-client and web-client software Java applications.
  • Monitor processes during operations, commissioning, and new software release testing.
  • Troubleshoot including restarting of servers and database connections.
  • Troubleshoot and repair routine hardware failures and update device configuration information as needed.
  • Work directly with engineers and hardware technicians to troubleshoot, commission, and qualify equipment and devices.
  • Support formal testing and commissioning activities, including updating database set-points for various hardware devices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, at the 531.3 Level

  • Provide advanced computer-based support regarding the structure, operation and deployment of the ICCS and SDS suite of software applications.
  • Develop and author procedures, manuals and qualifications.
  • Provide regular decision making and problem-solving responsibilities; establish or modify guidelines and techniques; establish appropriate work methods and set priorities.
  • Lead, train and mentor work center team members as well as fellow NIF operations staff.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Associate degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Technology or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
  • Intermediate skills and knowledge of of computer-based software applications such as web-based form applications utilizing a Java Thick Client.
  • Experience with Oracle SQL, SolarWinds and SPLUNK, Linux/Unix and command-line environments.
  • Experience with moderately complex electronic and computer-based instrumentation and control systems, interlock systems, and mechanical hardware including commissioning, qualification, testing, troubleshooting and repair of involved equipment.
  • Intermediate knowledge of supervisory control systems, equipment, and computer communications networking equipment.
  • IT experience including an understanding of IP networks, switches and desktop support, including troubleshooting.
  • Formal configuration control practices knowledge and experience.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables and Visual Basic, including data analysis and documentation.

In addition, at the 531.3 Level

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Technology or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
  • Advanced skills and understanding of complex computer-based support including the operation, deployment, and decision making involving with software applications including development of processes and procedures.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience with informal and formal component-level and system-level testing and commissioning processes.
  • Integrating and performing acceptance testing for post-production deployment of computer control system hardware for large systems.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

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External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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We have an opening for an Electronics Technologist/Sr. Electronics Technologist to serve as the Computer Control Systems Operator/Sr. Computer Controls System Operator responsible for the operational support of control systems software, databases, networks, and hardware required to perform successful laser shots at the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF&PS) directorate. You will develop, test, troubleshoot, evaluate, operate, and maintain software supporting large computer-based control systems. This will require interaction with all subsystem operators, engineers, engineering associates, and other technologists. This position interacts with all levels of management both within and outside the NIF & Photon Sciences Directorate.

NIF is a 24/7 operational facility and will require working a 12-hour shift, 3 days one week and 4 days the next. This schedule consists of 10 hours of regular pay plus 2 hours of overtime, with shift differential pay for night shift. Shifts may include weekends and holidays. Some work will occur in radiological environments. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

In this role you will

  • Acquire detailed understanding of the structure, operation and deployment plans of the Integrated Computer Controls system (ICCS)and Shot Data System (SDS) suite of software applications supporting the setup and analysis of laser experiments, while following policies and procedures.
  • Working in the NIF control room, provide general technical support including responsibility for the start and stop of Integrated Computer Controls System (ICCS) software processes, executing NIF shot checklists, monitoring the health of ICCS and additional software supporting the set-up and analysis of laser shots, monitoring network and server health, performing basic hardware troubleshooting, documenting problems/ changes, gathering and analyzing data for developers to resolve software related issues.
  • Provide computer-based support for thick-client and web-client software Java applications.
  • Monitor processes during operations, commissioning, and new software release testing.
  • Troubleshoot including restarting of servers and database connections.
  • Troubleshoot and repair routine hardware failures and update device configuration information as needed.
  • Work directly with engineers and hardware technicians to troubleshoot, commission, and qualify equipment and devices.
  • Support formal testing and commissioning activities, including updating database set-points for various hardware devices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, at the 531.3 Level

  • Provide advanced computer-based support regarding the structure, operation and deployment of the ICCS and SDS suite of software applications.
  • Develop and author procedures, manuals and qualifications.
  • Provide regular decision making and problem-solving responsibilities; establish or modify guidelines and techniques; establish appropriate work methods and set priorities.
  • Lead, train and mentor work center team members as well as fellow NIF operations staff.
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  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Associate degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Technology or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
  • Intermediate skills and knowledge of of computer-based software applications such as web-based form applications utilizing a Java Thick Client.
  • Experience with Oracle SQL, SolarWinds and SPLUNK, Linux/Unix and command-line environments.
  • Experience with moderately complex electronic and computer-based instrumentation and control systems, interlock systems, and mechanical hardware including commissioning, qualification, testing, troubleshooting and repair of involved equipment.
  • Intermediate knowledge of supervisory control systems, equipment, and computer communications networking equipment.
  • IT experience including an understanding of IP networks, switches and desktop support, including troubleshooting.
  • Formal configuration control practices knowledge and experience.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including pivot tables and Visual Basic, including data analysis and documentation.

In addition, at the 531.3 Level

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Technology or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
  • Advanced skills and understanding of complex computer-based support including the operation, deployment, and decision making involving with software applications including development of processes and procedures.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience with informal and formal component-level and system-level testing and commissioning processes.
  • Integrating and performing acceptance testing for post-production deployment of computer control system hardware for large systems.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

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Posted: 2022-04-08 Expires: 2022-06-09

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